Fox News Guest Cites Bible to Justify Denying Entry for Asylum Seekers From a 'Christian Standpoint'

A Fox & Friends guest on Tuesday cited the Bible to justify denying asylum to migrants in the caravan.

The show's co-host Steve Doocy asked Christopher Harris, the executive director of the media company Unhyphenated America, talks about denying the rights to those seeking asylum from a "Christian standpoint."

"America is definitely not a theocracy, but we are without a doubt a nation of Christians, and as such, we know we're commanded to give refuge to those who are in need. But here's the thing: We're not being allowed to welcome them into the nation. They're actually storming the border!" Harris said.

Harris continued the conversation by comparing the migrants at the border to knocking on someone's door to enter their home.

"You know what I ask? Knock on the door, ring the doorbell, allow me to open the door to let you come in. And that's what they're not doing, is they're demanding to come in," Harris said.

Harris said his argument was supported by a random guess at the makeup of those fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.

"Even from a Christian standpoint, the Bible talks about 'who are the poor,' right?" Harris asked. "It's the women and children. And what you'll see at the border, it's probably, like, 90 percent adult males."

The conversation comes just a few days after Border Patrol agents deployed tear gas at Central American migrants on Sunday. As many as 500 people rushed toward police blockades on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border to enter San Diego in Tijuana, Mexico, in an attempt to cross the border. Photos and videos of those who tried to cross over show U.S. authorities firing tear gas towards the crowd of people, which included children and their families.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement on Twitter on Monday following the incident that groups of migrants ignored orders from Mexican law enforcement and four border patrol agents were hit with rocks.

"Yesterday's incident involved large groups of migrants ignoring and overwhelming Mexican law enforcement, then attempting to enter the United States through vehicle lanes at San Ysidro and El Chaparral, and then through breaches in the international border fence between ports of entry," the statement read. "Elements of the group also engaged in dozens of assaults on agents and officers. Four agents were hit with rocks, but were wearing protective gear and did not suffer serious injuries."

The Mexican government has called for an investigation into the use of nonlethal weapons, including tear gas, at its border with the U.S., Reuters reported.